Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween-A-Thon 2011: Readings From The Count (Dracula/Dooku)

Christopher Lee brought the Hammer Film's version of Dracula to life and in one of the few strokes of genius that George Lucas showed in his Star Wars Prequels, Lee appeared as Count Dooku, an evil Sith Lord. He also brought his fiendish talents to the role of the villian Saruman in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. His creepiness remains intact and he can still send a chill up my spine. Here are two collections of Lee reading from various Horror writings. The first is a collection of Edgar Allen Poe's works and the second a collection of various writers that is referred to as "Fireside Tales". The collection of Poe's tales were released as an audio book in the mid 80s while the "Fireside Tales" were originally broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on December 30th, 2004. Here they are for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Christopher Lee Reads Tales of Horror


Dex1138 said...

I don't think any actor can come close to Lee's pedigree of villainy: Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the mummy, Fu Manchu, Saruman, Dooku..and that's not even counting (ha) any of his other miscellaneous Hammer roles.

Rocky WonderPug said...

And don't forget THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GU-HUUUUN! Nobody better than Christopher Lee. Nobody. And that God Almighty he's still with us AND still working!

Also, those Fireside Tales are WONDERFUL! I only wish there had been more. I could listen to Christopher Lee all day and not get tired (and, in fact, I have). He's also to be heard on a series of abridged horror classics on CD - Dracula, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The Frankenstein is riveting! And he also read The Exorcist unabridged (!!!) which I highly recommend tracking down. The man is brilliant.

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